Driven by demand from consumers, electrical and design engineers have been toiling to find ways to create smaller, lighter, and smarter devices while retaining high performance and efficiency levels.
June 09, 2020 by Luke James
This month’s hardware history roundup highlights a few significant events in the history of hardware computing in electronics: the Difference Engine, which is credited as the first calculating mechanical device, is announced; the first point contact resistor is demonstrated for the first time, moving electronics from the vacuum tube to the transistor era; and finally, he first transatlantic cable is laid out across the ocean floor to connect two rival superpowers.
June 24, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
A Spanish student’s internship in Bilbao, Spain, has led to a paper where the author claims to have helped create a universal model that can predict the number distribution of topological defects in non-equilibrium systems.
2 days ago by Luke James
Researchers from ETH Zürich have successfully combined photonic and electronic elements onto the same chip for the first time. The implications? A brighter future for optical communication networks.
3 days ago by Jake Hertz
Thermal imaging technology has become ubiquitous in industrial and commercial applications. Now, governments and health regulators are recommending temperature checks as a method to combat the spread of COVID-19.
4 days ago by Adrian Gibbons
German researchers claim to have revealed a previously overlooked nonlinear mechanism that emerges from the light-induced tunneling of electrons inside dielectrics.
July 04, 2020 by Luke James